India B773 near Delhi on May 27th 2021, bat in cabin

Last Update: May 28, 2021 / 21:08:03 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 27, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air India

Flight number
AI-105

Departure
Delhi, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ALM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air India Boeing 777-300, registration VT-ALM performing flight AI-105 from Delhi (India) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL300 about 110nm northwest of Delhi about 25 minutes into the flight when the crew decided to return to Delhi after cabin crew had observed a bat flying through the business class area. The aircraft landed safely back in Delhi about 100 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 777-300 registration VT-ALU reached Newark with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Delhi about 46 hours after landing.

India's DGCA reported fumigation was carried and the bat was removed from the aircraft.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 27, 2021

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air India

Flight number
AI-105

Departure
Delhi, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ALM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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